Salzburg is situated pretty much in the middle of Austria, close to the border to Germany. Geographically, the city lies on the northern edge of the Alps; to the city′s north is characterised by gentle hills and lakes which formed during the last Ice Age. Salzburg has a total population of 150,000 and is among Europe′s most touristy places. Salzburg is unique – in every regard. Anyone who has ever immersed themselves in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart can never escape it again. The harmonious interplay of landscape and architecture, art and culture, as well as traditional and modern, all within a surprisingly small area, merely adds to the special charm of this place.